Nigeria’s first purpose-built conference facility on track
Work on the Calabar International Convention Centre scheduled for completion in 2015 is well under way. The Centre, designed by world renowned Danish architects, Henning Larsen and built by Bouygues Construction is the first purpose built conference facility in Nigeria.
The Centre is situated on top of a hill and has a panoramic view from the foyer. On the one side, the location on the middle of the hill creates a natural amphitheatre with room for several thousand people. On the other side, you have a spectacular view of the river delta.
The Centre consists of four adjoining, sculptural volumes and can host 10 to 2,000 delegates, exceeding 5,000 seats in 21 different venues.
Recently, the contractor removed the propping supporting the concrete structure for the first time, revealing the free standing concrete structure.
The Governor of Cross River State, Sen Liyel Imoke, said the convention centre will be a catalyst for economic growth in the state, attracting delegates from all over Nigeria and around the world.
Image: The Calabar International Convention Centre will be the first purpose built conference facility in Nigeria
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